Remarkable entry of the hair-to-the-throne of Rajapaksa kingdom of Sri Lanka
The hair-to-the-throne Namal Rajapaksa needs to mark his presence remarkably among the Rajapaksas like Basil, Gotabhya and Chamal brothers and Chamal's son Shashindra etc. unless he wants to be sidelined like Nirupama Rajapaksa one day in future.
Nirupama, a radical member of the 1994 parliament, is the grand daughter of D.M. Rajapaksa, the MP for Beliaththa, whose demise paved way for D.A. Rajapaksa to be elected to the parliament to generate a brilliant Rajapaksa dynasty that reigned the Giruva Paththuwa for many decades. Mahinda Rajapaksa was elected to parliament in 1970 and slowly paddled to the presidency of the country. His politician brother Basil Rajapaksa, who was one time a youth leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party once crossed over to the United National Party before he left the country for permanent residency.
Mahinda Rajapaksa is the luckiest and the most brilliant of the Rajapaksas and his popularity is the sole source of power for the next generation Rajapaksas unless some of the members of the family who are blinded by extreme power will tarnish their future entirely.
“What is it like to be the President’s son?” asked The Hindu's Nandini Nair in 2007 from Namal. “It is not good or bad. I just try to be myself.” That was his reply.
Try to be yourself!